From the high peaks of the Nepal Himalayas Western signals intelligence equipment spies deep into Tibet, probing the Chinese ballistic missile testing program and monitoring its rapid military build-up. Now key equipment has been destroyed and there seems to be a Swiss financial connection. A fully deniable 'black operation' is launched, and the British deploy their ace in the hole - an MI6-controlled hedge fund called Pelagic Holdings. Fred Morton-Harvey and Anthony Barrington are tasked to investigate. On the surface they are respectable financiers, in reality both are skilled intelligence operatives. Fred Morton-Harvey is just back from a mission in Hong Kong that went wrong; could there be a connection?
One man becomes the unknowing bait in a Chinese plan to strike a devastating and totally unexpected blow against Western vital interests. That same man is the only person who can stop it. Death stalks him wherever he goes, in the form of a renegade psychopath from Serbian intelligence. From a surprise encounter in the boardroom of a Geneva private bank to a desperate shoot out on the vertiginous ice walls of a Himalayan peak, unfolds a story of love, courage and betrayal, against seemingly impossible odds.